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A 33-year-old female asked:

Hi my mom thinks she has a hacker its been a problem for a while it's getting really bad she's delusional paranoid ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Psychotic Disorder: I understand your distress and frustration. You have been a Caring Daughter! Mom’s thinking that she is a hacker seems to indicate poor Reality- testing, feeling grandiose, and desire to control. If she believes it adamantly, it becomes Delusion. Mother may have Paranoid ideations- or may have Paranoid Delusions. Prepare her to see Psychiatrist for possible Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment.
Dr. Michelle King
Psychiatry 26 years experience
She needs to: Be evaluated ASAP. Without knowing more about her (if this was sudden, due to a med change, if she has a history of mental illness, etc) it’s impossible to say what caused her paranoia, but lots of things can cause this, and all of them require urgent/emergent evaluation. The safe thing to do is to please take her to the ER. Good luck!
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
To be evaluated ASAP is good advice.
Apr 8, 2016

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